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Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

point of sale products  Introduction When evaluating a point of sale (POS) solution, there are generally two approaches: best-of-breed solutions, and integrated solutions. Both have strengths and weaknesses, according to the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Retailers that have an existing back-office system should evaluate whether it is better to replace their legacy system or to choose a best-of breed solution. For retailers that have neither a back-office system nor a legacy POS system, the question is, should they

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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